This week's traditional Wednesday Question saw the lovely people of UG community discussing the jolly matter of finest songs of all time to be played at a funeral.
We received quite a few votes and over 650 comments, all of which were summed up into a lengthy rundown.
Note that there are no honorable mentions this time around, but the list was expanded into a hefty Top 35 roll.
The final result is quite varied, and features both "serious" and more humorous nominations.
You can check it all out in right the section below.
35. Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah
Kicking things off, you folks voted Jeff Buckley's rendition of classic Leonard Cohen track "Hallelujah."
34. The Doors - The End
"This is the end, my only friend, the end..."
33. Temple of the Dog - Say Hello 2 Heaven
"Say Hello 2 Heaven" is one of the first two songs Chris Cornell wrote when Mother Love Bone frontman Andrew Wood died of overdose. Chiris said: "Right after Andy died, we [Soundgarden] went to Europe, and it was horrible, because I couldn't talk about it, and there was no one who had loved him around. I wrote two songs, 'Reach Down' and 'Say Hello 2 Heaven.' That was pretty much how I dealt with it. When we came back, I recorded them right away. They seemed different from what Soundgarden naturally does, and they seemed to fit together. They seemed like music he would like.
"I got the idea to release them as a single, and to get at least Stone and Jeff, or all of Love Bone, to play on it. I had the idea for a couple days, then, with an artist's lack of self-confidence, I decided it was a stupid idea. Somehow those guys heard the tape, and they were really, really excited. Stone and Jeff and our drummer, Matt, had been working on a demo for what ended up being Pearl Jam, so we had the idea that we would make an EP or a record, and maybe even do some of Andy's solo songs."
32. Green Day - Ha Ha You're Dead
Switching to the humorous side, Green Day are up next with "Ha Ha You're Dead ."
31. Ozzy Osbourne - See You on the Other Side
30. Pixies - Monkey Gone to Heaven
This one's about the death of us all a bit - Pixies and "Monkey Gone to Heaven." at No. 30...
29. Avenged Sevenfold - So Far Away
This one's dedicated to The Rev...
28. My Chemical Romance - Welcome to the Black Parade
"Welcome to the Black Parade" comes as a part of My Chemical Romance's rock opera "The Black Parade," which tells the story of The Patient dying from cancer. In this tune, the protagonist is dying in the hospital bed.
27. Pearl Jam - Black
26. Guns N' Roses - November Rain
"Nothing lasts forever, even cold November rain..."
25. Tenacious D - Dude (I Totally Miss You)
"Totally miss the fucked-up thing ya do..."
24. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Castles Made of Sand
Described as "a sharply-observed reflection on life's bitter ironies," Jimi Hendrix's "Castles Made of Sand" is hailed as the most obviously biographical Hendrix tune, and one of the finest pieces on the matter of transience.
23. Pantera - Hollow
Pantera's "Hollow" is up next. It's a heavy tune about the ordeal of having a friend slip into a comatose or vegetative state...
22. Lou Bega - Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit Of...)
Enough of those downers, it's mambo time!
21. Riverside - Found (The Unexpected Flaw of Searching)
This one goes out to Piotr Grudziński...
20. Tetris Theme Song (Korobeiniki)
Fun fact: the Tetris theme is a actually an 8-bit remix of a traditional Russian song from the 18th century called "Korobeiniki." It is frequently hailed as the ultimate theme for lowering a casket into the grave. Tetris was created by Russian game designer Alexey Pajitnov in 1984, hence the use of Russian folk music.
19. Queen - The Show Must Go On
While recording "The Show Must Go On" back in 1990, Freddie Mercury was fatally ill with AIDS and barely made it through the recording process. Brian May, who composed the majority of the track, recalled: "I said, 'Fred, I don't know if this is going to be possible to sing.' And he went, 'I'll fucking do it, darling' - vodka down - and went in and killed it, completely lacerated that vocal."
18. Alice in Chains - Nutshell
Loneliness, despair, death... Alice in Chains and "Nutshell"...
17. Alter Bridge - In Loving Memory
Mark Tremonti wrote "In Loving Memory" about his departed mother, Mary Elizabeth Tremonti. He said about the track: "There are a lot of themes on this record that are very personal, for example 'In Loving Memory' is about my mother who recently passed away. In terms of purely personal significance, you cannot get any deeper thanthat. It is definitely a sad song."
16. Radiohead - Motion Picture Soundtrack
This one was actually written as an attempt to emulate soundtracks of classic Disney films from the '50s...
15. Kansas - Dust in the Wind
An obvious choice - Kansas and "Dust in the Wind"... You're my boy blue!
14. Led Zeppelin - Stairway to Heaven
From "Stairway to Heaven"...
13. AC/DC - Highway to Hell
...to "Highway to Hell" at Lucky 13!
12. Dream Theater - The Spirit Carries On
11. Lynyrd Skynyrd - Free Bird
"If I leave here tomorrow, would you still remember me"...
10. Eric Clapton - Tears in Heaven
"Tears in Heaven" is Eric Clapton coping with the death of his four-year-old son Connor, who died from falling from a 53rd-floor window in New York.
9. Geto Boys - Damn It Feels Good to Be a Gangsta
Up next are the Geto Boys and "Damn It Feels Good to Be a Gangsta"...
8. Black Label Society - In This River
"In This River" wasn't written with Dimebag Darrell in Zakk Wylde's mind, but it certainly became Dime's song....
7. Metallica - Orion
Metallica, Cliff Burton, "Orion"...
6. King Crimson - Epitaph
"Confusion will be my epitaph..."
5. Megadeth - A Tout Le Monde
Dave Mustaine had this to say about "A Tout Le Monde": "It's NOT a suicide song. What it is, it's, you, it's when people have a loved one that dies and they end on a bad note, you know, they wish that they could say something to them. So this is an opportunity for the deceased to say something before they go.
"And it was my impression of what I would like to say to people, if I had say, 3 seconds to do so in life before I died I'd say to the entire world, to all my friends, I love you all, and now I must go. These are the last words I'll ever speak, and they'll set me free. I don't have to say I'm sorry, I don't have to say I'm going to miss you, or I'll wait for ya. You know, I'll just say I loved you all, good, bad, indifferent, I loved you all."
4. Queen - Another One Bites the Dust
Nothing says funeral time like a funky bass line...
3. Quad City DJ's - Space Jam Theme Song
Come on and slam, welcome to the jam!
2. Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
The silver medal this week goes to Pink Floyd and "Wish You Were Here." Dealing with Roger Waters' feelings of alienation from the entire world, the song also features legendary Stéphane Grappelli on violin bits.
1. Monthy Python - Always Look on the Bright Side of Life
It's nice to see you folks so optimistic! "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life" got the gold fair and square!